It’s that time of the year again, the day we celebrate our country’s independence and this year it falls on a Monday. You know what that means, LONG WEEKEND AHEAD!

Now, while many might not feel the need to celebrate because of the hard times and some ups and downs with the economy, we should definitely take advantage of the long weekend.

The weekend is always a good time to wind down after the activities of the past week and a long weekend is even better. With long weekends, the “Ugh, It’s Monday again” feeling, normally associated with Mondays is moved down to the next work day where even though you miss the weekend and sigh at the thought of resuming work, the week feels shorter and you don’t feel so bad anymore!

So here are some simple ways to enjoy this October 1st:

1. Sleep In!

The importance of sleep cannot be overemphasized. Research has shown that millions of people do not get enough sleep and many suffer from lack of sleep and this has an overall effect on public health, so seize the day. Carpe diem! And get some much needed extra sleep.


2. Explore Nigeria

There are so many places and experiences tucked away neatly around our dear country. These places and experiences are, more often than not, enjoyed by expats and immigrants than actual citizens of  Nigeria. To celebrate this Independence day, plan a getaway to enjoy and explore these amazing places. Thinking about how expensive it might be to explore? We’ve got you! click here to get amazing experiences at very affordable and pocket friendly rates.  

3. Have Fun

Trying to be an adult in Nigeria is hard, trying to be an adult in Lagos is worse. Our friends, families and personal time often suffer, as we don’t always have the time to do the things we want with the people we love. Plot twist: YOU HAVE TIME NOW! Want to go paintballing or go kart racing? Want to go to a fancy restaurant with your loved ones?  

Now you can have all the fun you want! We have awesome activities available for you & they are pocket friendly!

4. Pray for Nigeria

The country needs as much help as it can get and if you believe in a higher power, appeal to that higher power for help. If you will not pray for the country, pray for the people, pray for your fellow men. People make a country.

And don’t forget, faith without good works is meaningless and this applies to everyone, religious or not. We have to put in work to make our country better, perform your civic duties, shun corrupt practices, and support Nigerian owned businesses.

Happy Independence in advance people!

Enjoy your long weekend ahead.